Qatar’s four-day sale

4-Day-Sale-300x159KATHMANDU: Qatar Airways has announced a four-day sale offer of up to 25 per cent discount on market fares. Passengers can now book from September 10 to 13, and avail this special discounted fare. Seats are limited so customers need to rush to take advantage of this offer. The travel validity for this fare is from September 16 to December 11. Qatar Airways operates four flights daily and 28 flights weekly from Kathmandu to Doha. Continue reading

Father’s Day being marked by showing reverence to dad

Kushe Aunsi, popularly known as Father’s Day is being celebrated all over the country on Thursday paying respect, and reverence to fathers with gifts and various delicacies.
The major market places in the capital have been busy since this morning with people shopping sweets, fruits, and gifts for their dearly fathers.Besides, offering gifts and ritual foods, sons and daughters express their reverence towards their fathers by bowing to touch their feet with their foreheads. Continue Reading→

Bhoto Jatra today

KATHMANDU: The Rato Machhindranath Jatra will conclude today with the display of Bhoto — a jewel-studded vest — to throngs of devotees and revellers in Jawalakhel, Lalitpur.Bhoto will be displayed today as per the tradition, according to the Guthi Corporation. Rato Machhindranath is worshipped as the god of rain and harvest, and monthlong celebrations dedicated to him begin in the Kathmandu Valley just before monsoon and ends in Bhoto Jatra. Continue Reading→

TAAN to explore new trekking routes in Khaptad

A seven-member team of Trekking Agencies´ Association of Nepal (TAAN) is embarking on an exploration trip to Khaptad National Park in the far-western region on Friday.
According to a press statement issued on Wednesday, the team comprises of photographer, cartographer, report writer, TV crew and local media persons along with support staff. Continue Reading→

Mexican climber sets Everest record with double summit

KATHMANDU: A veteran Mexican climber was confirmed on Thursday as the first person to climb Everest from both sides of the mountain in the same season.
David Liano Gonzalez, 33, reached the top of Everest on May 11 from the south side, and days later started his second successful ascent of the world’s highest mountain from the north side.Gonzalez, who says he has now climbed Everest five times in total, was awarded the official record certificate from Guinness World Records at a ceremony in the Nepal capital on Thursday. Continue Reading→

Valley to get new trekking route soon

KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has been working on developing a new trekking route connecting the four hills in the Kathmandu valley.
The Tourism Infrastructure Development Project, under the ministry, is trying to develop a new trekking route connecting the four hills — Phulchowki, Shivapuri, Champadevi and Chandragiri — surrounding the Kathmandu valley, according to project chief Prakash Raghubanshi.The estimated 38-km trekking route will also be connected with radial routes, he said. Continue Reading→

After Sheraton, it’s Marriott in Nepal foray

KATHMANDU, MAY 30 – With domestic and inter-regional tourism aiding hotel demand, a range of leading global hotel chains have planned their presence in Nepal.
It was Sheraton at first, and now Marriott International, a leading hotel chain based in Maryland, US. The list does not stop here. A leading FMCG multinational is also planning to establish a five-star property in Kathmandu.
On Thursday, Nepal Hospitality Group (NHG) signed a management agreement with a subsidiary of Marriott International to open a four-star property dubbed—Fairfield by Marriott Kathmandu. Continue Reading→

Diamond jubilee medals handed over to Everest summiteers

KATHMANDU, May 29: The government on Wednesday awarded Everest Diamond Jubilee medals to record-setting Everest summiteers to mark the 60th anniversary of the first ascent of the world´s tallest mountain.
Khil Raj Regmi, chairman of the interim election government, awarded the medals to 40 national and international climbers. Nepal has been celebrating the diamond jubilee of the first ascent of Mt Everest by organizing series of programs in Kathmandu and Khumbu Region from May 26-29. Continue Reading→

Indian girl scales Mt Everest on prosthetic leg

LOBUCHE, SOLUKHUMBU, May 26:  Climbing Everest is considered gutsy even for able-bodied people for the risks involved in attempting the feat. But an Indian girl has surprised the whole world by scaling the summit on a prosthetic leg.
Arunima Sinha, 25, of Uttar Pradesh, who had her left leg amputated two years ago, scaled the 8,848 meters peak at 10:55 am on Tuesday. “We reached the summit on 21st May and I forgot all the difficulties we had faced on the way,” said the former national volleyball player of India on Saturday. Continue Reading→